Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, the second oldest of its kind in the world, is rolling out the red carpet for its 32nd edition.
There is much to admire about straight writer/director Eric Schaeffer's new film Boy Meets Girl. First, the film's lead character, pre-op transgender female Ricky, is portrayed by transgender actress Michelle Hendley, making her film debut. As if that wasn't enough, Schaeffer gets one of the most riveting and unforgettable performances out of Hendley, making it a debut with promise and resonance.
Fifteen individuals and organizations will be inducted Nov. 12 into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, the country's only known government-sponsored hall of fame that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities.
Chicago's House's 6th annual Speaker Series Luncheon will include three LGBT stars: Laverne Cox, Dustin Lance Black and Jason Collins are the featured speakers at the annual fundraising event Wed., Oct. 15, at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave.
"I think in terms of gay and straight fans, people who are attracted to my music can see beyond all those things."
"I want to continue to pave the way and knock down doors to make things easier for people after me and of course changing people’s perspective."
"When I wrote about them, I was just trying to tell the stories of their lives at that moment. I hope they are happy wherever they are."
"What I love about both Ben and George, and what’s kind of unique in some ways, is this portrait of these two very humble, who at the same time have this extraordinary confidence about who they are."